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Are you looking for the ultimate custom senior portrait experience?

Let’s kick off your senior year on the right foot! We’ll work together to make your session everything you've been dreaming of (okay, or what Mom’s been dreaming of!).

Here are just some of the things you can expect when working with me.

  • A one-of-a-kind experience with images that reflect your interests and personality
  • A pre-session consultation where we discuss and plan your custom session and
    answer all of your questions
  • Guidance in what to wear, how many outfits to bring, etc.
  • Ideas for locations that are the perfect fit for you!

Parents :

As a mother I can relate to how fleeting your child's precious moments are. It’s hard to believe that they’re about to graduate high school and go out into the world! You have a lot to proud of! They may not understand the importance of professional photographs, but rest assured they will thank you in years to come.

Investment:

  • My clients spend between $800-$1200 on their senior photography experience, including their custom artwork and graduation invitations.
  • Session fees start at $159 (one hour; three outfit changes)
  • Print collections start at $699

Faqs

Where are you located?

My office is located in the historic Old Central School in Grand Rapids, MN. I also travel all over Minnesota (travel fees apply 10+ miles outside of Grand Rapids).

What’s this going to cost me?

Session Fees are $159/$269/$429, depending on the type of session you choose. Prints and digital files are purchased separately, with packages starting at $699. Canvas Wall Portraits start at $250. Please call or email me for more specific pricing information. (218) 259-2765 or janna.salmela@gmail.com

What’s your most popular product?

Storyboards (aka collages) are far and away my most popular product! They are a great way to document this huge milestone and to display your favorite pictures in one place.

How and when should I book?

After you’ve decided to work with me, give me a call to book a pre-session consultation. At that point, we’ll select a session date, discuss locations, and look at product options. This is also when I collect the session fee, which officially reserves your session date.

Clothing: I recommend...

  1. Something traditional.
  2. Something casual.
  3. Something trendy. 

Whatever those words mean to you. Be creative and be yourself. Feel free to text me pictures and ask questions about specific outfits. I can also hook you up with a personal shopper, if you want.

Hair? Makeup? What should I wear?

Good questions! Clothing, hair, make-up, accessorizing – these are all reflections of you and help portray your personality.

Clothing: I recommend one traditional outfit (i.e. something you might wear to a nice restaurant or special event), one casual outfit (i.e. your best-looking school outfit), and one trendy outfit (i.e. something you might wear on a casual date or that outfit you fell in love with at the store). Still unsure of what to wear? Feel free to text me pictures and ask questions about specific outfits – I’m here to help and can give you an idea of what photographs well. I can even hook you up with a personal shopper if you want to go that route!

Hair and make-up: Hair should be styled in a way that doesn’t block your beautiful face … and that doesn’t look like you were running late to your photo session (haha!). Make-up should be applied slightly heavier than normal to really shine on camera but should still reflect your style and typical look – i.e. if you normally don’t wear any lipstick, don’t bring your best friend’s hot pink lipstick to try out!

Many clients do their own hair and make-up but it can also be super fun to have your hair and makeup done professionally. The staff at True North Salon and Spa are fabulous! Let me know if you’d like me to book an appointment for you before your session.

What happens after my session?

Approximately two weeks after the shoot, I’ll contact you and your parents to schedule your in-person ordering session. I’ll also send you a link to your proofs, the moment you’ve been waiting for! The ordering session is where you’ll choose your favorite images, products, and digital files. From Instagram pics to wall portraits, you can pick-and-choose to get exactly what you want. I accept credit cards and offer payment plans.

Is retouching included in your rates?

A light retouching is included for preliminary proofs. A full edit is done on all photographs ordered.

Do you offer digital files?

Digital files are available for purchase once a collection is purchased. They include a print release, which allows you to print for personal use. I also include a PDF with tips for printing and some recommended photo labs. Contact me to find out more. (218) 259-2765 or janna.salmela@gmail.com

Is there a travel fee?

I do not charge a travel fee if your location is within 10 miles of Grand Rapids, MN.
Are you outside of this radius? No problem! Contact me for any travel inquiries.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Credit cards, cash, and checks accepted and payment plans available!

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